(Video from May 5, 2010)
“We’re in America, we can’t wear our own colors?” – Austin Carvalho
On March 1, I wrote about how Live Oak High School in San Francisco had banned Austin Carvalho (picture) and four other students from wearing US flag colors on May 5, 2010. According to the school, wearing these colors were offensive to Mexicans because it was Cinco de Mayo.
Here is a link to that article: LINK.
The students were told to either leave the school or flip their shirts inside out. Dominic Maciel responded:
‘I think it is disrespectful to my country if I flip this inside out.’
They sued the school stating that the school had infringed on their first amendment rights to wear the colors. And a judge this week ruled that the school was in their right to ban the colors. The case will be going to appeals.